We are delighted to introduce music lessons as part of our ongoing aim of continuous development for the children at Little Angels. Music plays a huge part in our everyday lives, and we believe it’s important to learn the joy that can come from music at a young age.
Music classes are fun, exciting and educational. It’s such a delight to see the children learn something new and express themselves through music, whether it’s playing an instrument, singing or dancing to their favourite song!
We use a wide variety of styles and genres of music and encourage children to engage creatively with the music through props, movement and their imagination.
Benefits of music lessons for children
We’re incredibly proud to have music classes at our Perkins Square and Southwark Bridge Road locations. We believe that young children respond in a very special way to music and movement. it’s in their nature! We use this powerful medium to teach children.
Encouraging children to learn and interact with music from a young age has many significant benefits for their development. Some of which include:
- Social skills
It can be challenging for children to adapt to new social environments. Music can help children bond with their peers and work as a team when playing in group music activities.
- Improves brainpower
It’s widely accepted that music improves children’s mental, physical and intellectual wellbeing. Studies have shown that children exposed to music whilst growing up excel in academics thereafter.
- Building confidence
Learning how to play a new instrument can vastly improve a child’s confidence. Dedicating time to practising and learning something new provides an opportunity for real self-belief as they improve their musical abilities.
- Creative outlet
No matter what your age, music is the ultimate creative outlet. Musicians are some of the most creative people in the world, from writing lyrics to playing instruments and singing songs. The creative possibilities in music are endless.
- Teaches patience and discipline
Learning how to play a new instrument or sing a new song is something that takes time and practice. No one gets it’s right the first time. Teaching the importance of patience and perseverance through music can be put into practice in other areas of their learning and development.
Furthermore, our experience shows that singing songs with the children will widen their vocabulary and improve their listening skills, both of which make learning to read easier.
Music Class Structure
Our wonderful music teacher, Maria, leads the Little Angels music classes. We hold music classes for the children each week. This provides them with all the benefits of interactive learning alongside a routine. The music lessons take place in group sessions, where both babies and young children can be involved. This is a great way to develop social skills and play amongst all age groups.
Instruments for children’s music classes currently include the piano and viola and the babies, toddlers and children can touch and interact with the instruments. No two classes are the same, which allows the children to learn as much as possible while still singing and dancing to their favourite songs and nursery rhymes!
The musical instruments in our classes allow young children to learn how to play instruments and perform in a public environment. The children are also encouraged to sing along to the songs and nursery rhymes as well as dance to the music as a fun physical activity and to express themselves.
Little Angels Music Teacher, Maria, has a passion for teaching music to children for over 5 years. Read below for more information about Maria and her approach to music lessons for children:
“My name is Maria and I am 29 years old. I have a degree in Music specialising in the Viola and Piano and was part of an Orchestra in Spain between 2016-2019. I taught music for 2 years in Spain. I love teaching children, it is a huge passion of mine and I believe it is important for children to learn through music as they develop in the 7 key areas of their early year’s development. Music encourages expressive behaviour as well as building relationships with their peers and teachers.”